Featured Place You Want to Go: Twelve Thirty Club | Lower Broadway
Under wraps for over a year, we are excited to reveal one of our most high-profile projects, the Twelve Thirty Club. Bringing a sense of refinement to the classic honky-tonk, the Twelve Thirty Club is a multi-level restaurant and bar created by Sam Fox, Fox Restaurant Concepts and Justin Timberlake. The architect of record was Nashville’s own Gresham Smith and Partners, while interior design was done by New York-based design firm AvroKO. It recently opened as part of the new downtown retail development Fifth + Broadway.
The restaurant and club features four unique spaces, each with its own food, drinks and atmosphere. The first level is an elevated honky tonk concept with live music and upscale bar fare, and the second level (mezzanine) is an exclusive cocktail lounge with a hand-painted mural of the deep, lush Smoky Mountain forest on the walls. The third level features a 400-seat dinner space and stage, paying homage to the classic supper club, and the fourth and final space is a large rooftop terrace with a great view of downtown. While the first level is now open, the supper club and terrace are expected to open in late August.
Although it is a brand-new space, the first level floor gives a nod to the past with wood-block tiles similar to what wasused to pave Demonbreun Street in the early 1900s (see below). The wood floor tiles were supplied by Kaswell Flooring Systems. Approximately 34,000 wood tiles 3 inches by 3 inches (the size of a standard sticky note) were glued to the floor, sanded, then covered in woca oil to “season” the floor. The Frist Museum and the Country Music Hall of Fame also have this type of flooring. Though it is very expensive and requires a lot of upkeep, wood-block flooring adds a charm that is hard to replicate.
Now that COVID restrictions have been lifted, we see this place filled with locals and visitors alike who have come to experience the thrill of Nashville’s acclaimed nightlife on Lower Broadway. We hope it is a place you definitely want to go!